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Antivirus tools 'pave way' for malware

by Marianna Schmudlach / June 30, 2008 1:07 AM PDT

Who watches the watchers?

Written by Clement James

vnunet.com, 30 Jun 2008

German IT consultancy N.runs has warned that antivirus products can actually open the door to attackers, enabling them to penetrate company networks and load destructive code.

Security specialists from the company claim to have discovered approximately 800 vulnerabilities in antivirus products during the past few months.

N.runs said that every virus scanner currently on the market has several highly critical flaws which could pave the way for denial-of-service attacks and enable the infiltration of destructive code past the security solution into the network.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220316/security-platforms-malware

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